The Physics Room – office

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Its gallery space is now located next to Christchurch Art Gallery’s Design Shop on Worcester Boulevard, with the management team located across the road in the Arts Centre’s Registry building 

The Physics Room’s Library

Based in central Christchurch since 1996, The Physics Room is a charitable trust that:

  • assists art practitioners with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professional and creative development
  • encourages a greater acknowledgement, understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders
  • actively seeks links between the arts and other areas of cultural production
  • involves art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate.

Office opening hours and location

Gallery opening hours and location

Contact details

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Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Leigh Martin & Michael Hight

25 July - 25 August 2019

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Chitin

5 - 18 August 2019

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New Zealand International Film Festival

8 - 25 August 2019

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Poetry Competition

12 August to 27 September 2019

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Money, Money, Money: A beard, prosperity and matricide

16 August 2019

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Natalie Haynes: Troy Story

18 August 2019

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New Music Central – Justin DeHart (NZ/USA)

19 August 2019

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Careers in Heritage

22 August 2019

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Aotearoa Quilters – New Zealand Through Our Eyes

28 August - 1 September 2019

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Poetry Workshop for Young Writers

31 August 2019

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HIVE

6 & 7 September, 10 to 14 September, 17 to 21 September 2019

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Sappho, Satyrs, Socrates and Seduction

13 September 2019

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